Millsboro man charged with sexualy abusing a 6-year-old

March 26, 2008 9:18:13 AM PDT
Lewis K. Feger, 79, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl over the course of two years. The investigation began on Monday, March 24, 2008 when criminal investigators assigned to the Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit responded to the Child Advocate Center in Georgetown where the child was interviewed by a certified forensic interviewer.

During the interview the victim alleged Feger began touching her in a sexual manner when she was in the first grade (sometime in 2006). According to the girl, Feger would hug her and place his hands down her pants. The child told investigators this occurred at least twenty-six times between January 2006 and March 2008.

During the investigation detectives learned Feger was an acquaintance of the family and had known them for years.

As a result of their investigation detectives formally charged Feger with Continuous Abuse of a Child (F), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (F), and three counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd Degree (F). He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $19,000.00 secured bond.